Tools and Resources

The Career Services office is dedicated to assisting undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in their professional development process. We offer a variety of online tools and resources to help you at all stages of your career journey.


Handshake is Concordia University’s online career engagement platform.


Features include:
  • Rich student profiles to help you stand out to employers.
  • Access to over 180,000 recruiters.
  • Resources specifically matching student and alumni interests.
  • Ability to search for jobs and internships.
  • Career related resources to aid in your professional development.
  • Invites and information on upcoming Career Services programs and events.

Students: Login to your Handshake account using your CUW email/single sign-on credentials.
Alumni: Visit CUW’s Handshake page to create your Handshake account.

Focus V2

Focus V2 is an online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system designed to help you make decisions about your future career goals and education plans.

It can help you:
  • Assess your career planning readiness, work interests, values, skills, personality type and leisure time interests.
  • Broaden your career options and discover occupations matching your personal preferences and attributes.
  • Decide which career fields, majors and training programs are best for you.
  • Plan the career and educational pathway that will support your personal needs and goals.

New Users: Register at CUW’s Focus 2 page. Enter Access Code: Falcons
Returning Users: Log in at the CUW Focus 2 Portal.

Optimal Resume

Use Optimal Resume to create your professional documents, practice your interview skills, and build an online portfolio.

Career Document Series

Are you in need of interview tips, resume or cover letter assistance, or help with your elevator pitch? Browse through our Career Document Series to find guides and samples.


Visit CUWConnect to engage with over 1,000 CUW alumni to find mentors, internships, jobs, and community connections.